Ernest Frank Hilbig of La Vernia, Texas was called home to his Lord and Savior on March 28, 2018 at the age of 92. Ernest was born on February 24, 1926 in Bexar County, Texas to Bruno Anton Hilbig and Mary Elizabeth (Stahl) Hilbig. On August 13, 1955 Ernest married the love of his life, Betty Gene Schuwirth in San Antonio, Texas. Together, they raised 8 wonderful children. Ernest was a Master Plumber, and he and Betty were long time members of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Martinez, Texas and St. Ann Catholic Church in La Vernia. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Hilbig; children, Karen Wahl (David), Donna Krueger (Curtis), Mark Hilbig, Margaret Hilbig, Richard Hilbig (Judy), Paul Hilbig, Valerie Humphreys (Ronald), and Walter Hilbig (Sandra); grandchildren, Tiffany Haddock (James), Gavin Krueger (Stephanie), Hayden Krueger, Beau Hilbig, Brittany Stacey (James), Crystal Hilbig, Ashley Andersen (Matt), Brooke Hilbig (fiancé, Trey Becker), Lisa Driffill (Matt), Jarred Miller (Meghan), Walker Humphreys, Coleton Humphreys, Ryan Hilbig, Luke Hilbig; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Layne, and Layla Haddock, Sutton and Truitt Krueger, Joey Stacey, Harper and Trapper Driffill; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bruno Anton Hilbig and Mary Elizabeth Hilbig, and brothers, Herbert, Joseph, Emil, Alvin and Edward Hilbig. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm, with Rosary Vigil recited at 7:00pm, at Finch Funeral Chapel, La Vernia.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
St. Jerome Catholic Church
Interment will follow at St. Jerome Catholic Cemetery. Father Scott Janysek, Father Stan Fiuk, and Father Alton Carr will officiate the services. You are welcome to leave messages of condolence at www.finchfuneralchapels.com. Services entrusted to Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC, (830) 779-1090.